Posts in Category: News

Chancellor’s Budget: Extra money for Wales welcomed 

The WLGA has welcomed extra funding for Wales announced in the UK government budget. The Chancellor announced an annual increase of £2.5bn to Welsh Government’s budget over the next three years, which will give ministers an opportunity to invest in... read more
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 Categories: Finance and Resources News

New data shows true scale of coal tip challenge as First Minister makes fresh funding call 

New data showing the true extent of Wales’ coal tip challenge has been published today as the First Minister of Wales makes a fresh call for the UK government to invest in coal tip safety and ‘help communities who have already given so much’. For ... read more
Monday, 25 October 2021 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity Finance and Resources News

A tribute to Cllr Phil White 

Following tributes to the late Councillor Phil White from Bridgend County Borough Council, Councillor Andrew Morgan, WLGA Leader said, “We wish to pay tribute to the significant contribution Cllr Phil White made as a local councillor to public... read more
Friday, 22 October 2021 Categories: News

Council leaders and Welsh Government convene for UK’s first joint Cabinet meeting  

Wales’ 22 council leaders and all members of the Welsh Government Cabinet convened on Wednesday. The joint Cabinet meeting is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, following unprecedented levels of engagement between local government and... read more
Wednesday, 06 October 2021 Categories: News

WLGA responds to Care Forum Wales criticisms 

The WLGA has defended councils and the dedicated social care workforce following Care Forum Wales’ insulting and unsubstantiated comments made in response to the Welsh Government’s welcome announcement of additional funding for social care. ... read more
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News Social Services

Extra funding for social care welcomed 

Following today’s announcement by the Minister for Health and Social Services on recovery funding of £40m for social care, Cllr Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said: “We welcome this additional funding to... read more
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Categories: News

Councils committed to play their part in Afghan resettlement efforts 

Local government in Wales has been horrified to witness the events unfolding in Afghanistan and has renewed its pledge to support the UK Government in relocating locally employed staff from the region. Leaders held urgent discussions with... read more
Monday, 23 August 2021 Categories: News Wales Strategic Migration Partnership

GCSE pupils congratulated on the day of their results 

The WLGA has today congratulated pupils across Wales receiving their GCSE results in what has been another difficult year for learners. Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said: “The pupils’ perseverance after yet... read more
Thursday, 12 August 2021 Categories: News

LGBTQ+ people encouraged to stand as councillors 

This Pride month, WLGA is encouraging more people from the LGBTQ+ to stand as candidates at the 2022 local elections. Local government needs to represent the communities it serves, and councils are working to achieve a more diverse... read more
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 Categories: News

Youth workers thanked for their “enormous contribution in difficult times” 

Councils in Wales are all this week marking Youth Work Week by thanking the nation’s youth workers. Youth Work Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the impact and diversity of youth work across Wales; with the aims to promote a... read more
Monday, 28 June 2021 Categories: News

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